VIDEO: Qld Ambulance targeted by heartless vandals while responding to emergencies

The Queensland Ambulance Service has posted a shocking video, showing their vehicles being targeted by heartless vandals while they are responding to emergency situations.

The latest incident occurred on Saturday, while an ambulance was responding to a Code 1 emergency situation on the Gold Coast.

It is understood an object, believed to be a bottle, was thrown by someone within a group walking along Rio Vista Boulevard at Mermaid Waters.


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The object hit the windscreen of the ambulance which was travelling with lights and sirens, smashing the screen.

The ambulance was forced to stop, before proceeding to the emergency which was an 83-year-old woman having respiratory symptoms.

By the time the crew arrived the woman was in a serious condition.

While they managed to stabalise the elderly woman, the crew had to wait until a second ambulance arrived to take her to Gold Coast University hospital as the ambulance that was hit was deemed unfit for use.

QAS posted the video along with a caption expressing their disgust.

Selfish. Idiotic. Dangerous. Anti-social. Pathetic. We could go on… But seriously, what would possibly prompt someone to throw something at an ambulance travelling Code 1 with lights and sirens to a patient? Whoever you are, please remember we are here to look after the community. We are not your punching bags or entertainment. Please let us do our job – you might just need us yourself one day.

Selfish. Idiotic. Dangerous. Anti-social. Pathetic. We could go on… But seriously, what would possibly prompt someone to throw something at an ambulance travelling Code 1 with lights and sirens to a patient? Whoever you are, please remember we are here to look after the community. We are not your punching bags or entertainment. Please let us do our job – you might just need us yourself one day.

Posted by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) on Monday, September 14, 2015

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